[OPE-L:657] -Reply

MATTICK@adlibv.adelphi.edu (MATTICK@adlibv.adelphi.edu)
Wed, 6 Dec 1995 08:17:13 -0800

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Thank you for your reply (655). But it seems to me that a commodity
which is not exchanged cannot be used (at least within the terms of
the economic system); the (concrete) labor done in producing it does
not function as social labor. If a worker produces a shirt that can't
be sold and is simply thrown away, the worker's labor turned out not
to be part of social labor; it was not "socially necessary." This
holds for coins as for other commodities.
Paul M.